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September 2013 DIAGRAM Training & Outreach Update

2013 September 26
by Amaya Webster

Registration now open for new DIAGRAM Webinar: “Office Hours” with the Image Description Experts

Are you a volunteer or professional image description specialist? Have you ever run into a complex image that you just weren’t sure how to handle? If so, this session is for you! Accessible-image experts Bryan Gould and Geoff Freed of WGBH’s National Center at Accessible Media (NCAM) will be holding a special session on Thursday October 24 at 11:30 am Pacific time to answer all your toughest questions about how to handle complex image descriptions such as scientific textbook images, maps, cartoons, mathematical equations, and graphs.  

  1. In order to optimize the usefulness of this session to participants, Bryan and Geoff would like to collect your questions and examples in advance. Please visit this simple survey and send in your questions and images.
  2. Register for the webinar by visiting this link.

The webinar is free and open to all. You need not submit a question in advance in order to participate, and you may also submit more than one question. The more questions we receive, the richer the session will be!

Outreach Working Group Update

The next meeting of the Outreach Working Group will take place in November 2013 on a date to be determined. Discussion is expected to focus on how to do better outreach to people and organizations who could benefit from using DIAGRAM-developed tools such as Poet. Please contact Outreach Working Group Chair Julie Noblitt at julien [at] benetech [dot] org if you would like more information or have ideas for discussion at our next quarterly meeting in November 2013.

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